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Honduras Coup - Day 325 - May 18, 2010

  • Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy: Ernesto Carmona
    By : May 18, 2010
    Vos el Soberano today reposted part of an article by Ernesto Carmona, entitled Ethical Implications of the Concentration of media and their political and economic relationships in Latin America.

  • Honduras: campesinos evicted in Aguán Valley
    By : May 18, 2010
    The Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA) reported that during the week of May 10 police and military forcibly removed campesinos from at least four cooperatives in the northern Atlantic region of Honduras. The police evicted campesinos from the San Isidro cooperative on May 10 and left about 100 agents at the site to keep the campesinos from returning. On May 12 security guards working for landowners René Morales and Miguel Facussé, along with some 60 police agents and soldiers, removed campesinos from the El Despertar in the Aguán River Valley, according to one of the campesinos. The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras (CODEH) reported that police and soldiers evacuated the San Esteban and Trinidad cooperatives on May 13.

  • US ambassador Lomellin violates OAS charter
    By : May 18, 2010
    Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Ambassador to the OAS, sent this note along with the below message regarding a closed-door meeting with Eduardo Stein of the Honduran (Un)Truth Commission being held tomorrow, May 19. The meeting is in violation of the OAS Charter because the U.S. delegation is using OAS funds to hold the meeting and Honduras' OAS membership remains suspended.

  • Hugo Chávez boycotts Madrid summit over Honduras president
    By : May 18, 2010
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is skipping the EU-Latin America summit held today and tomorrow in Madrid to protest the attendance of Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, who was elected following the ouster of Mr. Zelaya in June 2009. Venezuela and several other South American governments do not recognize Mr. Lobo as the new leader of Honduras because of the way Zelaya was forced out of office. reserves the right to publish your email responses in whole or part. If you are responding to a particular article, include the title and link to the article. If you would like your name withheld from publication, state this in your submission and supply a nom de plume

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